Isn’t fracking affecting only rural areas? Why should people living in cities be concerned?


No place in Michigan is safe from fracking, the air emissions, frack waste disposal, water withdrawal, or frack industry infrastructure. Horizontal hydraulic fracturing wastes can be brought here and put into water treatment plants, landfills, and injection wells. Water used for fracking is taken from the hydrological cycle, affecting many communities' municipal water systems, groundwater, people who use well water for their drinking water, and surface water in lakes, wetlands, rivers, streams and tributaries. Aquifers, once contaminated, cannot be cleaned up. Radioactive wastes from frack operations are being brought into the city of Detroit for processing before being shipped to Idaho. Frack wastes affect everyone in Michigan.